On September 15-16, Wash Post Life and Washington Post Engineering hosted DC Web Women's Code(Her) Conference for the second year in a row, bringing together a diverse group of technology leaders in the region for two days of discussion and immersive training.
DCWW President and Code(Her) organizer, Sibyl, kicks off the conference
(Code(Her) MC and Wash Post Life’s, Lisa welcomes participants)
(Participants attended hands on workshops throughout the conference)
The Post’s Vidya Viswanathan, Principal Architect, and Phoebe Connelly, Deputy Director of Video, kicked off the second day with a conversation on how technology and news are partnering to elevate the future of journalism. They used real-world examples from The Washington Post, including how Arc’s Goldfish platform was created and how technology was leveraged during the 2016 Elections. Three other members of The Washington Post Engineering team (Jessica Bell, Isatu Conteh and Ksenia Coulter) led hands on workshops.
(The Washington Post’s Vidya and Phoebe talk about innovation in media)
Other notable speakers included: Renee Forney, CEO of the Forney Group LLC, a strategic consulting firm focusing on Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Workforce, and Lisa Mae Brunson, Commissioner on the Commission for Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach, who ended the conference talking about the struggles of pioneering inclusion and offered encouragement to press on.
(Keynote Lisa Mae Brunson, Commissioner on the Commission for Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach and creator of the Wonder Woman Tech Conference,
shares her personal story)
(Keynote Renee Forney inspires participants)
During the conference, The Washington Post's Engineering Team hosted a recruiting booth for potential candidates.
(The Washington Post Engineering hosted a recruiting booth)
(For the first time, Code(Her) had a wellness theme offering yoga both days)
Participants posted to social media using the hash tag #CodeHer17 throughout the conference. Here are the highlights: